Safe Workplaces


This post is by HBR.org from HBR.org

Dear HBR: answers your questions with the help of HBS professor Ethan Bernstein.

Give Your Remote Team Unstructured Time for Collaboration


This post is by Barbara Z. Larson from HBR.org

Three lessons from a pioneer in virtual management.

Announcing our investment in Jam


This post is by Angela from Version One

Today, we are excited to announce our investment in Jam, a tool that brings Google Docs style collaboration to a live product/website. With Jam, you can comment on, or soon even suggest a change to your live product, from within the product itself, turning your live product into an all-encompassing workbench. 

Jam’s mission has inspired a fantastic investor base to come together for their $3.5m seed round. We are fortunate to invest alongside Union Square Ventures, BoxGroup, and Village Global, along with some of the top product and engineering angels including Jason Warner (CTO of Github), Matthew Prince (CEO of Cloudflare), Sahil Lavingia (CEO of Gumroad), Andrew Miklas (former CTO of PagerDuty), Jamie Wilkinson (former CPO of Kickstarter), Josh Elman, (board member of the best social apps like TikTok, Houseparty and Discord), and Dane Knecht and James Allworth (executives from the innovation and incubation team at Cloudflare).


Yes, there are many collaboration tools out there. But here’s why we’re particularly excited about Jam… 

Covid-19 has accelerated an already growing shift toward remote work. Now more than ever we need better collaboration tools, especially in the production environment (i.e. reviewing the app/staging/branch before it goes out). What’s great about Jam is that it brings all the out-of-the-flow communication happening in tools like Jira and Slack into-the-flow.

At Version One, we have a core belief that technology can transform the world. However, if we are going to positively change education, healthcare, climate, etc., we first have to arm our builders with the best tools to unlock the power of technology. Essentially, we need to build for builders. For some more context on this, see the email I sent to Dani Grant and Mohd Irtefa, Jam’s co-founders, right before we invested. 

Dani and Irtefa are two incredible examples of mission-driven founders. They’re ex-Cloudflare teammates now creating the product they wished they could have used while building parts of Cloudflare – one that reduces the time required to coordinate fixes so that we can focus on delivering delightful products faster. And that’s Jam. 

If you’re interested in learning more, Jam is officially launching its beta today, so get yourself on the list! And if you’re impatient like me, I have a few beta codes so tweet at me with why you’re excited to use Jam and I’ll give you one!

Announcing our investment in Jam


This post is by Angela from Version One

Today, we are excited to announce our investment in Jam, a tool that brings Google Docs style collaboration to a live product/website. With Jam, you can comment on, or soon even suggest a change to your live product, from within the product itself, turning your live product into an all-encompassing workbench. 

Jam’s mission has inspired a fantastic investor base to come together for their $3.5m seed round. We are fortunate to invest alongside Union Square Ventures, BoxGroup, and Village Global, along with some of the top product and engineering angels including Jason Warner (CTO of Github), Matthew Prince (CEO of Cloudflare), Sahil Lavingia (CEO of Gumroad), Andrew Miklas (former CTO of PagerDuty), Jamie Wilkinson (former CPO of Kickstarter), Josh Elman, (board member of the best social apps like TikTok, Houseparty and Discord), and Dane Knecht and James Allworth (executives from the innovation and incubation team at Cloudflare).


Yes, there are many collaboration tools out there. But here’s why we’re particularly excited about Jam… 

Covid-19 has accelerated an already growing shift toward remote work. Now more than ever we need better collaboration tools, especially in the production environment (i.e. reviewing the app/staging/branch before it goes out). What’s great about Jam is that it brings all the out-of-the-flow communication happening in tools like Jira and Slack into-the-flow.

At Version One, we have a core belief that technology can transform the world. However, if we are going to positively change education, healthcare, climate, etc., we first have to arm our builders with the best tools to unlock the power of technology. Essentially, we need to build for builders. For some more context on this, see the email I sent to Dani Grant and Mohd Irtefa, Jam’s co-founders, right before we invested. 

Dani and Irtefa are two incredible examples of mission-driven founders. They’re ex-Cloudflare teammates now creating the product they wished they could have used while building parts of Cloudflare – one that reduces the time required to coordinate fixes so that we can focus on delivering delightful products faster. And that’s Jam. 

If you’re interested in learning more, Jam is officially launching its beta today, so get yourself on the list! And if you’re impatient like me, I have a few beta codes so tweet at me with why you’re excited to use Jam and I’ll give you one!

Office Collaboration Is A Lie


This post is by Mitch Turck from Startup Grind - Medium

What do executives and compulsive gamblers have in common? Let’s find out, and squash the sneakiest telecommuting myth while we’re at it.

4 Tips for Effective Virtual Collaboration


This post is by Elizabeth Grace Saunders from HBR.org

How to be more efficient with your team’s time.

Remote Work Doesn’t Have to Mean All-Day Video Calls


This post is by Marco Minervini from HBR.org

Three rules from a company that’s been fully remote since 2014.

3 Lessons from Chinese Firms on Effective Digital Collaboration


This post is curated by Keith Teare. It was written by Shameen Prashantham. The original is [linked here]

Companies from around the world can adapt these strategies to fit their needs.

3 Lessons from Chinese Firms on Effective Digital Collaboration


This post is by Shameen Prashantham from HBR.org

Companies from around the world can adapt these strategies to fit their needs.

What Deaf People Can Teach Others About Virtual Communication


This post is by Sabina Nawaz from HBR.org

We don’t just listen with our ears.

3 Things Virtual Meetings Offer That In-Person Ones Don’t


This post is by Bob Frisch from HBR.org

If you’re not using the poll function, you’re doing it wrong.

Don’t Let Micro-Stresses Burn You Out


This post is by Rob Cross from HBR.org

A worksheet to help you understand what’s stressing you out.

7 Strategies for Promoting Collaboration in a Crisis


This post is by Heidi K. Gardner from HBR.org

Research-based advice for leaders.

Tough Teams


This post is by HBR.org from HBR.org

Dear HBR: answers your questions with the help of leadership coach Melanie Parish.

How to Prepare Your Virtual Teams for the Long Haul


This post is by Mark Mortensen from HBR.org

Triage issues now to prevent problems in the future.

Don’t Let Teamwork Get in the Way of Agility


This post is by Elaine Pulakos from HBR.org

Optimize efficiency by rightsizing your teams.

Working from Home and Company Culture


This post is by HBR.org from HBR.org

Future of work expert Dan Schawbel says it’s normal to feel lonely.

On the Front Lines at NYC’s Elmhurst Hospital


This post is by Rishi Khakhkhar from HBR.org

A resident emergency physician sheds light on how the hospital has transformed to fight the pandemic.

Virtual Offsites That Work


This post is curated by Keith Teare. It was written by Bob Frisch. The original is [linked here]

You don’t have to leave the office to get away.

Virtual Offsites That Work


This post is by Bob Frisch from HBR.org

You don’t have to leave the office to get away.